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    How disruptive is electrical testing?

    Electricians

    Does electrical testing like say a PAT test cause much disruption to a property’s power? During testing, will I be able to use other electrics, etc.?

    Asked by Karen on 18th Jan 2021
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    Village Electrical

    "PAT testing does not disrupt the power to the property."

    Answered on 18th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Josh electrical

    "Each appliance tested individual with power on andavisible inspection and check fuse size is ok right rating etc as for EICR power on and off 1 hr or so during testing best to turn off TVs and computers etc"

    Answered on 18th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
    Electrotick ltd

    "Hi Dear
    It is not 100% your answer the time test It depends about how many RCD do you have. But if someone come for test unfortunately you can’t use electric for few hours."

    Answered on 18th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    prompt property services ltd

    "Hello,

    No just to the appliances being tested at the time. if you have a full electrical inspection this would effort all power"

    Answered on 18th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Plumboss Maintenance

    "You can use your electric ad normal the test is to check electrical equipment for any defects which migjt not be visible"

    Answered on 18th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    EC-Cardiff

    "PAT testing is portable appliance testing, it’s unplugged when testing. So no main power disruption. EICR requires the main power to be switched off for the duration of the test usually 2-5 hours depending on the extent of the installation."

    Answered on 18th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    The Handyman can

    "Electrical testing is not disruptive at all, except where individual appliances are being tested. Then the appliance will only be out of action for a few minutes"

    Answered on 18th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    English

    "It’s best to plan the test when you don’t have to use any appliances PAT testing won’t disrupt the power but testing like ECIR would envolve the circuits being switched off and disconnected to be FULLY tested"

    Answered on 24th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    JMC Electrical Services

    "PAT testing is portable appliance testing, it’s unplugged when testing. So no main power disruption."

    Answered on 21st Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

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